The Duke vs. UNC rivalry is one of the most famous rivalries in all of sports and Duke has held the upper hand in recent years with a 7-2 SU and 5-4 ATS edge.
This game was supposed to be played last Wednesday, but was postponed to Thursday due to snow. Duke enters the game as a slight 1.5-point favorite, according to the NCAA college basketball betting lines.
Duke got off on the wrong foot at the start of its ACC schedule with a 2-2 SU and 1-3 ATS record that included disappointing road losses to Notre Dame and Clemson. But since that shaky start to conference play, Duke is 8-1 SU and ATS with its only loss coming on the road to Syracuse in a 91-89 overtime thriller.
The Blue Devils rank 20th in the nation in scoring and are led by freshman sensation Jabari Parker, who leads the team in points per game (19.2), rebounds per game (8.7), and blocks per game (1.3). Both teams are riding hot streaks ATS, according to the Duke-UNC betting report.
North Carolina's conference play has followed the same script as Duke. After an ugly 1-4 SU and 0-5 ATS start to ACC play, UNC is a perfect 7-0 SU and ATS over its last seven games including road wins over Notre Dame and Florida State and a recent home win over Pittsburgh.
Marcus Page (17.2 PPG) and James Michael McAdoo (14.7 PPG) lead a Tar Heels attack that ranks 65th in the nation with 76 PPG.
Both of these offensive-minded teams have trended towards the OVER recently with the total going OVER in four of Duke's last six games and in seven of UNC's last eight games.
Interestingly, the total has trended in the other direction in recent matchups between Duke and North Carolina with eight of the last 10 games going UNDER.
Over the course of Duke's current 7-2 SU run against North Carolina, the Blue Devils have enjoyed plenty of road success with a 4-1 SU and ATS record at North Carolina including three straight wins.
Both teams enter this game in top form with plenty to prove, setting the stage for another interesting chapter in this intense rivalry.